Surveying Students Plan Tour to Murchison Falls, Albertine Wells

Written by: 
Baguma Moses


Makerere University Association of Surveying Students (MASS) is organizing a study tour catering for every willing student of Makerere University to Albertine oil wells and Murchison Falls.

Banura Ernest, the MASS president revealed the plan to open up the tour to all willing students to journalism@mak at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT).

“For the previous tours, it was only for MASS members who aimed at putting their class work into practice. But now we made it general and open for all Makerere University students since it will also consider those who are interested in touring and leisure,” Banura said.

The association comprises of students of Land Surveying, Quantitative Surveying and Land Economics.

MASS also serves their academic purposes like being the platform for exchange of ideas amongst each other.

The tour is intended to enhance the students’ onsite practical skills and the knowledge of the developing petroleum industry in Uganda.

The students shall be visiting the Albertine oil exploration wells and the Murchison Falls that will include activities like water features sighting, photography, among others.

Tibwomu Ivan, one of the organizers promised that students benefit from the tour both academically and for leisure.

“Students who will go for the tour shall participate in other fields like nature walks in the park, park drive and gorilla tracking.

Each interested student is required to pay Shs 160,000 to cater for all expenses. The study tour shall take place on 07th to 09th December, 2018.